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NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman speaks during an event at Gillette Stadium Wednesday, July 29, 2015, in Foxborough, Mass., to promote the NHL Winter Classic hockey game between the Montreal Canadiens and Boston Bruins, scheduled to be played there on New Year's day 2016. At rear are Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney, left, and Bruins President Cam Neely, right.  (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

Winter Classic to bring Bruins, Canadiens to home of Pats

Thursday, July 30, 2015

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The Winter Classic is coming to the home of the New England Patriots. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman joined officials from the Boston Bruins and Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday to say the Original Six rivals would meet at Gillette Stadium on New Year’s Day. The Bruins will be the first team to host the event twice. They also hosted it in 2010, at Fenway Park. Patriots owner Robert Kraft also spoke at the ceremony, just hours after his impassioned “Deflategate” defense. Bettman notes that the three organizations are among the most successful in their sports, with 34 championships. The Canadiens have won 24 …

Bruins hold developmental camp for draft picks

Friday, July 17, 2015

WIMINGTON, Mass. – Boston Bruins General Manager Don Sweeney has had a busy rookie offseason since taking over for the fired Peter Chiarelli in May. Sweeney traded defenseman Dougie Hamilton and Milan Lucic mostly for draft picks, selected 10 players at the NHL Draft last month and then signed one of the most coveted free agents, forward Matt Beleskey, on July 1. As …

Milan Lucic was surprised, thrilled to land with L.A. Kings

Monday, July 13, 2015

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – Milan Lucic understood that anything could happen with the Boston Bruins after they missed the playoffs and hired a new general manager. Being traded to the Los Angeles Kings was one outcome that the bruising forward never saw coming. “I expected the unexpected. I definitely didn’t expect to get …

Bruins sign new deals with Hayes, Connolly, DeFazio

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Bruins sign new deals for Hayes, Connolly, DeFazio BOSTON – Forward Jimmy Hayes’s new deal with the Boston Bruins will pay him $2.3 million a year for three years. The Bruins also signed forward Brett Connolly to a one-year contract with a cap figure of $1,025,000. Forward Brandon …

Bruins sign Hayes to three-year deal

Monday, July 6, 2015

The Boston Bruins announced the signing of three more players on Monday, including Massachusetts native Jimmy Hayes, whom they acquired in a trade last week with Florida. Hayes, who was third on the Panthers in goals with 19 last year, signed a three-year contract worth a cap figure …

Bruins busy on first day of free agency

Thursday, July 2, 2015

BOSTON – Boston Bruins rookie General Manager Don Sweeney went into the first day of NHL free agency intent on improving his team’s feeble offense, which ranked 22nd in the league last season. Sweeney added two wingers Wednesday he thinks will be a major part of the solution …

Sharks acquire goalie Martin Jones from Bruins

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

SAN JOSE, Calif. – The San Jose Sharks found their starting goaltender for next season, acquiring Martin Jones in a trade from the Boston Bruins on Tuesday. The Sharks sent a 2016 first-round pick and unsigned forward prospect Sean Kuraly to the Bruins for Jones, four days after …

Bruins’ 2015 draft picks

Saturday, June 27, 2015

The Bruins’ 10 draft picks with round, overall pick and last year’s team: 1 (13) Jakub Zboril, D, Saint John (QMJHL) 1 (14) Jake DeBrusk, LW, Swift Current (WHL) 1 (15) Zachary Senyshyn, RW, Sault Ste. Marie (OHL) 2 (37) Brandon Carlo, D, Tri-City, (WHL) 2 (45) Jakob …

Bruins deal veterans Lucic, Hamilton on draft day

Saturday, June 27, 2015

BOSTON – The Boston Bruins makeover that began in the front office has reached the front line on offense and the top pairing on defense. The Bruins traded left wing Milan Lucic to the Los Angeles Kings and …

Bruins deal Soderberg to Avalanche for draft choice

Friday, June 26, 2015

The Colorado Avalanche acquired Swedish forward Carl Soderberg from the Boston Bruins on Thursday for a sixth-round pick in 2016. The 29-year-old Soderberg had 13 goals and 31 assists last season. He adds depth to a Colorado front line that already includes Nathan MacKinnon, Matt Duchene, Gabriel Landeskog, …

Bruins’ Bergeron wins Selke Trophy as top defensive forward

Thursday, June 25, 2015

The Bruins’ Patrice Bergeron won the Selke Trophy as the NHL’s best defensive forward for the third time in four years on Wednesday night at the NHL Awards show in Las Vegas. Bergeron also won the award in …

Julien says keeping Bruins job doesn’t guarantee stability

Thursday, June 11, 2015

WILMINGTON, Mass. – Claude Julien knows that just because he’s now the NHL’s longest-tenured coach it doesn’t mean his stint with the Boston Bruins has more stability. “It just means that I’m probably the next one to fall …

Bruins GM Sweeney: Julien to return as coach for ninth season

Saturday, June 6, 2015

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Making no apologies for how long it took to reach a decision, Boston Bruins rookie General Manager Don Sweeney is confident that retaining Coach Claude Julien for a ninth season is best for his team. …

Bruins elevate Don Sweeney to general manager

Thursday, May 21, 2015

BOSTON – On his first day as general manager of the Boston Bruins, Don Sweeney met with Claude Julien and declined to give his Stanley Cup-winning coach more than a tepid endorsement. “He’s the coach of the Boston …

Bruins’ Bergeron a Selke finalist along with Kopitar, Toews

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron was named a finalist yesterday for the NHL’s Selke Award, which is given to the league’s best defensive forward. He was joined by Los Angeles’s Anze Kopitar and Chicago’s Jonathan Toews. Bergeron is …